Metropolitan Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church

Metropolitan Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church (HM73U)

Location: Washington, DC 20001
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.765', W 77° 0.555'

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The Gate Way to Freedom

Organized 1832.
2nd Church Built 1833.
Admitted to Philadelphia-Baltimore Conference, 1837.
3rd Church Built 1888.
Relocated present site, 1956.

Bishop Raymond Luthe Jones, Presiding Bishop, 4th Episcopal District.
Dr. William B. Baker, Presiding Elder.
Rev. R. H. Collins Lee, Minister.

Trustees:
Alphonzo Starks, Ch.
Hattie H. Williams, Sec.
William H. Moore, Treas.
Charles W. Wade, M.D.
Mabel H. Shaw
Edward W. Weyms
Percy Jackson
Stewart A. Hardy
R. H. Collins Lee

Stewards:
Frank H. Brown, P.S.
Robert E. Howard, Sec.
Norman J. Wise, Treas.
Harry Hutchinson
Burnis Howie
Samuel S. Jordan
James E. Martin
Beverly Thomas
Edward D. Hill

Church History:
Metropolitan is the mother church of all Zion Churches in Washington, D.C. Here was organized the first Negro public school and served as the end of the Underground Railroad. Was platform used by Fred Douglas[s] and Charles Sumner.
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HM NumberHM73U
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Year Placed1956
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 6:26pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 325794 N 4309013
Decimal Degrees38.91275000, -77.00925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.765', W 77° 0.555'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 45.90" N, 77° 0' 33.30" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1712 North Capitol St NW, Washington DC 20001, US
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